Bronze (and copper!) in Portland

As you know, we love to see gates with hardware in place (you can only stare at stock photos for so long!), so we reached out to one of our Portland-area customers recently and were delighted to see his gate in person and learn a little more about the projects they have planned and worked on.

Ru and his wife purchased a home in NE Portland about a year ago. From the sounds of it, it had metal siding and was in pretty sad shape. Upon replacing the siding and repainting, they elected to adorn the property with copper – rain chains, gutters and light fixtures – all a stunning complement to their blue paint, not to mention a bright pop in often gray Portland.

Exterior Copper Gutters and Rain Chains on Portland-area Home with 360 Yardware Dark Bronze Gate Hardware

Part of their renovations included removing a sagging side gate and replacing it with a beauty from James Lasof Carpentry and Peter Drake. For the gate hardware, they selected dark bronze:

A two-sided thumb latch

Double-Sided Dark Bronze Thumb Latch 360 Yardware SKU 40-330

360 Yardware 40-330 Dark Bronze Thumb Latch

40-330 Double-sided Dark Bronze Thumb Latch 360 Yardware

A lockable flip latch

Dark Bronze Lockable Flip Latch 360 Yardware SKU 50-420

Dark Bronze Lockable Flip Latch with Two-sided Thumb Latch 360 Yardware Gate Hardware

Dark Bronze Lockable Flip Latch SKU 50-420 and Two-Sided Thumb Latch SKU 40-330 360 Yardware

And steeple-tipped heavy duty hinges!

Dark Bronze Heavy Duty Steeple Tip Hinges from Coastal Bronze sold by 360 Yardware

Dark Bronze Lockable Flip Latch with Two-Sided Bronze Thumb Latch and Steeple-Tip Hinges

Ru’s gate swings out toward the driveway because of steps leading to the back door inside the gate. The two-sided thumb latch is a nice choice for outswinging gates because it looks nice from both sides! We so appreciate Ru choosing high quality hardware (cause we all know life’s too short for crummy hardware!) and taking the time to share their plans for the home – including a ‘new’ old fashioned wooden garage door. They also recently installed a new front storm door, also from James Lasof Carpentry – check it out!

Storm Door from James Lasoff Carpentry on Portland Home with Bronze Gate Hardware and Copper Finishings Storm Door from James Lasoff Carpentry on Portland Home with Bronze Gate Hardware and Copper Finishings